Scion scientist named Australasian Young Packaging Professional of the Year

8 May 2020


Congratulations to Dr Kelly Wade, winner of the Young Packaging Professional of the Year Award at the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation Design Awards.

Kelly is a materials scientist from Scion’s packaging research team and was nominated for his work on biomimicry and nature inspired sustainable packaging solutions.

“I would like to thank the Australian Institute of Packaging for the award, “ says Kelly, who also wanted to acknowledge the wider packaging team at Scion, as “only by working with good people, is it possible to bring good ideas to life.”

Kelly has become one of New Zealand's most recognised thought leaders in packaging innovation.  Using his knowledge of biomaterials, he is exploring biomimetic solutions to redesign and strengthen corrugated board boxes.

The Australasian Packaging Innovation Design Awards, were announced virtually over 6-7 May. The awards are designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field, across Australia and New Zealand. The awards are run by the Australian Institute of Packaging, and winners qualify for entry into the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards.

More information on the awards can be found on the Australian Institute of Packaging website.